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Awards Presented by the Tennessee Academy of Science

Distinguished College/University Scientist Award

Qualifications:

  • The recipient shall have made some significant contribution to science teaching and particularly to academic research in Tennessee. Contributions should be interpreted broadly to mean contribution directly to the State of Tennessee, or to the improvement of the quality of life in the State, or to intellectual growth in the State.
  • The recipient should be affiliated with a Tennessee college/university and shall be a member of TAS.

Nomination packet should include the following items:

  1. An abbreviated curriculum vitae (five pages or less) containing information pertinent to the award and a list of publications from the last 5 years
  2. Documentation of special accomplishments as science teacher or academic researcher
  3. Letters of recommendation from no more than five professional colleagues well acquainted with the candidate's qualifications.

Distinguished Industrial Scientist Award

Qualifications:

  • The recipient shall have made some significant contribution to industrial science in Tennessee. Contribution should be interpreted broadly to mean contribution directly to Commerce or Industry or the improvement of the quality of life in the State.
  • The recipient shall be a member of TAS.

Nomination packet should include the following items:

  1. An abbreviated curriculum vitae (five pages or less) containing information pertinent to the award and a list of publications from the past 5 years
  2. Documentation of special accomplishments as an industrial scientist
  3. Letters of recommendation from no more than five professional colleagues well acquainted with the candidate's qualifications

Distinguished College/University Teacher Award

Qualifications:

  • The recipient shall have made some significant contribution primarily to science teaching but also to research at the college/university level in Tennessee. Contribution should be interpreted broadly to mean contribution directly to the State, or to the quality of life in the State, or to intellectual growth in the State.
  • The recipient should be a resident of Tennessee and shall be a member of TAS.

Nomination packet should include the following items:

  1. An abbreviated curriculum vitae (five pages or less) containing information pertinent to the award and a list of publications from the past 5 years
  2. Documentation of special accomplishments as a teacher of science
  3. Letters of recommendation from no more than five professional colleagues well acquainted with the candidate's qualifications

Distinguished Secondary School Science Teacher Award

Qualifications:

  • The recipient shall have made some significant contribution to the teaching of science at the middle- and high-school level in Tennessee. Contribution should be interpreted broadly to mean contribution to the academic welfare and intellectual growth of secondary students of the State, contribution directly to the State, or to the quality of life in the State.

By April 1 send the nomination packet to Preston MacDougall, Director, Tennessee Junior Academy of Science Department of Chemistry, Box X101, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132. Nomination packet should include the following items:

  1. A current curriculum vitae which addresses the professional background, experience, and development of the candidate
  2. Documentation of special accomplishments as a teacher of science, especially measures of student success, participation in student development beyond the classroom, and science curriculum development
  3. A brief summary of nominee's philosophy of science teaching
  4. A letter of recommendation from a supervising administrator or a teaching colleague.